Haringey Council says it is fully committed to achieving the Mayor of London’s target by 2041 to eliminate all deaths on London’s roads by investing £3.5million over the next 12 months to improve safety for residents using transport networks across the borough.
The council said: “One death on our roads is one too many and by working more closely with the police, TfL and local residents, the council are taking a stand to reduce road danger.”
As a result of this, £2.53m will be spent on making the road environment safer with new crossings and speed control measures, £466k for traffic calming, £481k towards changing the way drivers act behind the wheel and £50k on changing the way in which vehicles can be used.
Cllr Seema Chandwani, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequality and Resident Services, said: “I am delighted we have our own budget dedicated to tackling road danger reduction and helping us on the journey to achieve Vision Zero.
“We want everyone to feel safe, whether they are pedestrians, motor bike users or any other road user when they travel around the borough.
“Through co-design with our residents and partners, we want to make Vision Zero a success in Haringey. We have the desire and now have the means to achieve this.”
A number of initiatives have been introduced to help reduce road danger with three zebra crossings delivered in Colney Hatch Lane, Alexandra Park Road and Wakefield Road.
On top of this, 30 carriageways were resurfaced to improve road conditions. The council held workshops for a power two-wheeler study to enhance the safety of this particular vulnerable road user.
The council also consulted on potential speed reduction measures for Durnsford Road, Shepherd’s Hill, Cranley Gardens and Shelbourne Road as examples of where interventions can be made.